Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 30
  2. Negative: 13 out of 30
Watch On
  1. 60
    Beautifully regenerates the Jay Ward TV show its characters were based on.
  2. So quick that the flat moments are rapidly, inevitably chased by a new gag.
  3. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    50
    This megastar mix of CGI animation and live action is remarkably faithful to the spirit of the original.
  4. The problem with the movie isn't that it sells out Rocky and Bullwinkle -- it's that it can't keep up with them.
  5. 42
    The liveliest thing here is the keen sense of regret you feel at seeing two TV icons reduced to supporting characters in a lame movie that trades on their good names.
  6. 40
    Hit-or-miss comedy at its best and worst: When it connects, the belly laughs are long and loud, but when it misses, the groans you'll be hearing are your own.
  7. Never asks its target audience of self-referential baby boomers and their littles bundles of joy to take it more seriously than it takes itself.
  8. Does go on too long, leading to inevitable dead spots.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. JaredB
    Nov 15, 2007
    10
    In my opinion, anyone who gives this movie a bad rating needs to remember what it was like growing up watching these characters. I saw the In my opinion, anyone who gives this movie a bad rating needs to remember what it was like growing up watching these characters. I saw the cartoons when they were in reruns (Hey, I'm only 27.) However, watching this movie reminded me of just how flat-out funny these guys were. The human casting was sheer brilliance, especially Robert De NIro as Fearless Leader. After seeing him in so many mob-related films, it was a refreshing change to see him basically making fun of himself. Piper Perabo was awesome in here. Rene Russo and Jason Alexander were absolutely hilarious as Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale. I also enjoyed the wall-to-wall celebrity cameos such as John Goodman, Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal, and Whoopi Goldberg to name a few. Yes, some of the puns are dry. But, I found most of them to be absolutely hilarious. If I have one complaint about this film, it would be that it's no where near long enough. Otherwise, this is a great movie for the entire family. Full Review »
  2. GavinC.
    Jul 27, 2009
    5
    It's quite childish and has a few clichés, but the humor is exhausted quite yet.
  3. MeharG.
    Apr 15, 2008
    8
    This movie would have been much better if the character of Karen Sympathy or who ever their sidekick is was non existent!